Here is another lace stitch pattern I like - A Loose Lattice Lace stitch pattern. The pattern is not too complicated for beginning knitters. I love it even more when I only have purl stitches on the wrong side.
Just make sure that you keep track of each row you working on. Use a row counter or a pen to mark off each row your complete to avoid mistake.
It's not easy to make a correction once you make a mistake. The best thing to do when mistake happens is to take the whole row off and start knitting from the beginning of the row again.
Knit on Multiple of 8 stitches + 3.
Noted: Stitches should only be counted after the 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th rows.
Row 1 (right side): K1, *k2tog, k1, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 and every alternated row: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog, k1, [yf, k1] twice, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 5: K2, *yf, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: K4, *k2tog, k1, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, k1, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 9: K3, *k2tog, k1, [yf, k1] twice, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to end.
Row 11: K2, *k2tog, k1, yf, k3, yf, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 12: Purl.
Repeat these 12 rows to form Loose Lattice Lace pattern.
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
sts = stitches
yf = yarn forward
sl 1 = slip 1 stitch knitwise
psso = pass over (pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch)
[ ] = repeat pattern in the bracket as many times as indicated
*_* = repeat direction as indicate between the two *
I have made several tutorial mini series on this pattern and a full length version. For short videos, you can follow links at the end of each clip to continue to the next part. It contain part 1 through part 7. Don't forget to expand video to full screen for better picture. You can find expanding button at the bottom right corner.